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Etymology 1[edit | edit source]

From Middle English animal from Old French animal from Latin animal, a nominal use of an adjective from animale, neuter of animalis adj, from anima ‘breath, spirit’. Displaced native Middle English deor, der "animal" (from Old English dēor "animal"), Middle English reother "animal, neat" (from Old English hrīþer, hrȳþer "neat, ox").

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Noun[edit | edit source]

Singular
Animal

Plural
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Animal ({{{1}}})

  1. In scientific usage, a multicellular organism that is usually mobile, whose cells are not encased in a rigid cell wall (distinguishing it from plants and fungi) and which derives energy solely from the consumption of other organisms (distinguishing it from plants).
    A cat is an animal, not a plant.
    Humans are also animals, under the scientific definition, as we are not plants.
  2. In non-scientific usage, any member of the kingdom Animalia other than a human being.
  3. In non-scientific usage, any land-living vertebrate (i.e. not birds, fishes, insects etc)
  4. (figuratively) A person who behaves wildly.
    My students are animals.
  5. (informal) A person of a particular type.
    a political animal
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Etymology 2[edit | edit source]

From Latin animalis, from either anima ‘breath, spirit’ or animus. Originally distinct from the noun, it became associated with attributive use of the noun and is now indistinguishable from it.

Adjective[edit | edit source]

Animal (not comparable)

Positive
Animal

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Of or relating to animals.
    animal instincts
  2. Raw, base, unhindered by social codes.
    animal passions
  3. Pertaining to the spirit or soul; relating to sensation or innervation.
    • 2003: To explain what activated the flesh, ‘animal spirits’ were posited, superfine fluids which shuttled between the mind and the vitals, conveying messages and motion. — Roy Porter, Flesh in the Age of Reason (Penguin 2004, p. 47)
  4. (slang, Irish) Excellent.
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Asturian[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Animal m. (plural animales)

  1. animal

Catalan[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Animal m. (plural Animals)

  1. animal

Adjective[edit | edit source]

Animal (epicene, plural Animals)

  1. animal

French[edit | edit source]

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Noun[edit | edit source]

Animal m. (plural animaux)

  1. animal

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Animal m. (f. Animale, m. plural animaux, f. plural Animales)

  1. animal

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Galician[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Animal m. (plural animais)

  1. animal

Interlingua[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Singular
Animal

Plural
es

Animal (es)

  1. animal

Latin[edit | edit source]

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From anima (breath, life)

Noun[edit | edit source]

animal (genitive animālis); n, third declension

  1. animal
  2. living creature

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Number Singular Plural
nominative animal animālia
genitive animālis animālium
dative animālī animālibus
accusative animal animālia
ablative animālī animālibus
vocative animal animālia

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Portuguese[edit | edit source]

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  • IPA: /ɐ.ni.ˈmaʊ/

Noun[edit | edit source]

Animal m. (plural animais)

  1. animal

Adjective[edit | edit source]

animal m. and f. (plural animais; comparable)

  1. Or or relating to animals; animal.
  2. (slang) cool; nice

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Romanian[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

From Latin animalis through French animal.

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Animal 4 nom/acc forms

  1. animal, animalistic
  2. brutal

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Animal

  1. brutally

Noun[edit | edit source]

Animal m. (plural animali)

  1. animal

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Spanish[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Animal m. (plural animales)

Singular
Animal m.

Plural
animales m.

  1. animal

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